Vigilance on the high seas

Vigilance on the high seas
Crew members from the Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL 755) prepare to conduct a law enforcement boarding from the cutter’s 35-foot Cutter Boat in the Central Pacific.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew West) Oceania represents a geographic region many people are unfamiliar with, comprising Australasia, Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia. Spanning the eastern and western...

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton records first marijuana interdiction

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton records first marijuana interdiction
Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton crew members on load bales of marijuana for storage within the ship March 22, 2019, in the Carribean Sea. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton) MIAMI — The Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton crew conducted its first-ever stop, interdiction, and seizure of a vessel trafficking marijuana March 22, while on patrol in the central Caribbean Sea. The...

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton crew returns home from counter-drug patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton crew returns home from counter-drug patrol
Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton crewmembers refuel an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Air Station Clearwater during a search and rescue case.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. j.g. Kiana Kekoa) CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton crew returned to home Monday at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Charleston. Hamilton’s crew spent the majority of their 54-day deployment conducting...

Fijian shiprider joins Coast Guard aircrew on patrol

Fijian shiprider joins Coast Guard aircrew on patrol
Fijian navy Sub-Lt. Opeti Enesi, a navigation officer, and an Air Station Barbers Point HC-130 Hercules aircrew fly over the Fijian islands, Dec. 8, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew West) SUVA, Fiji — A Fijian navy shiprider flew with a Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point HC-130 Hercules aircrew on patrol over the Fijian Islands, Saturday. “What we were tasked...

Coast Guard search and rescue assets return to Florida Keys, Rescue 21 towers operational

Coast Guard search and rescue assets return to Florida Keys, Rescue 21 towers operational
Crews from Station Islamorada and Station Marathon transit from Fort Myers, Florida, to Islamorada, Florida, Sept. 12, 2017 aboard response boat-mediums.  U.S. Coast Guard photo. ORLANDO, Fla. – All Coast Guard small-boat and cutter search and rescue assets in addition to essential personnel assigned to units in the Florida Keys have returned to the Keys, Friday. Coast Guard assets and personnel...

Cutter Waesche returns home after interdicting $266 million of cocaine during counterdrug mission

Cutter Waesche returns home after interdicting $266 million of cocaine during counterdrug mission
USCG File Photo ALAMEDA, Calif. – The 126-member crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Waesche returned to Coast Guard Island in Alameda, Calif. following a 58-day, 12,000 nautical-mile deployment to the Eastern Pacific Ocean, Monday. Since Waesche’s departure from Alameda on April 22, the cutter patrolled international waters off the coast of Central America, disrupting Transnational Organized Crime...

Coast Guard welcomes newly-commissioned National Security Cutter to Alameda homeport

Coast Guard welcomes newly-commissioned National Security Cutter to Alameda homeport
The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Munro returns to homeport in Alameda, Calif., April 6, 2017 after being commissioned in Seattle April 1. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cory J. Mendenhall) ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL 755), the military service’s newly-commissioned National Security Cutter, and crew arrived at its homeport at Coast Guard Island in Alameda...

Coast Guard Cutter Munro to arrive in Seattle for commissioning

Coast Guard Cutter Munro to arrive in Seattle for commissioning
Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Munro, a 418-foot National Security Cutter, and its small boat transit the Gulf of Mexico on Feb. 12, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Courtney Fussell. SEATTLE — The Coast Guard Cutter Munro, the military service’s newest National Security Cutter, will be arriving in Seattle Wednesday in advance of the vessel being commissioned into service to...

Coast Guard Cutter Munro to host tours in Honolulu Saturday

Coast Guard Cutter Munro to host tours in Honolulu Saturday
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL 755) is scheduled to host public tours at Aloha Tower in Honolulu, Saturday from 10 a.m. through 1 p.m. The Munro, homeported in Alameda, California, is the sixth Legend-class National Security Cutter of the Coast Guard and the second cutter named after Signalman First Class Douglas A. Munro, the only Coast Guard member to ever receive the Medal of Honor....